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State Dept. Will Recognize Foreign Same-Sex MarriagesóBut Not Polygamous Ones
Cybercast News Service ^ | August 5, 2013 - 5:45 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 08/06/2013 3:09:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday at the U.S. Embassy in London that the State Department will now recognize in its visa-processing practices same-sex marriages performed in foreign countries—saying that “as long as a marriage has been performed in a jurisdiction that recognizes it so that it is legal, then that marriage is valid under U.S. immigration laws.”

The State Department clarified to CNSNews.com on Monday that this principle does not extend to polygamous marriages, which are legal in many Muslim countries. …

However, the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual describes polygamy as an “historical or religious practice” and states that it is acceptable for a would-be immigrant to the United States to believe in polygamy, advocate it, and have previously practiced it. The key issue, according to the manual, is whether the person intends to actually engage in polygamy once he arrives in the United States as an immigrant. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: all57states; districtofcolumbia; homosexualagenda; johnkerry; obamasmuslimfaith; polygamy; statedept; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 08/06/2013 3:09:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why not polygamous marriages?

Are they bigots?

/s


2 posted on 08/06/2013 3:10:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai
John Kerry wants ro"to disparage and injure" polyamorous couples and his motive is to "demean," to impose "inequality," to impose a "stigma," to deny people "equal dignity," to brand polygamous people as "unworthy," and to "humiliate[e] their children.

Shame on you, John Kerry!

3 posted on 08/06/2013 3:12:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin
" Why not polygamous marriages? Are they bigots? /s "

Nope not enough goats to share in the Islamic world.
4 posted on 08/06/2013 3:13:02 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Olog-hai

It’s good to know that here are standards...


5 posted on 08/06/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Olog-hai
Not to worry in about 10 years we'll be debating allowing polygamy, the left will embrace it and the rest of us will be forced to acknowledge it. The only good news is that now that John Kerry will be tarred with the label "polyphobe" for coming out against it.

Oh wait, progressives can always "evolve" (see Barry's stance on homosexual marriage 18 months ago vs today). Once a progressive has "evolved" any past opinions cannot be held against him.

6 posted on 08/06/2013 3:21:47 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: Olog-hai

It’s only a matter of time.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why not?

Any and every argument for gay marriage is at least as true for plural marriage.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 3:23:13 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.

Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield (MA)
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Posted on 08/06/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT by matt04
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9 posted on 08/06/2013 3:24:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BenLurkin

So now we know where they draw the line. That is until the line moves again.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 3:43:07 PM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: Olog-hai

What about bi-sexuals?

It is cruel and inhuman making them choose between a man or a woman.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Uncle Miltie

The moral high ground was lost with no fault divorce.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 5:51:45 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Olog-hai

bigots. only recognizing the perversity they want to recognize.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 5:55:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai
How about marrying your favorite goat, sheep, or camel? Why would DoS discriminate against lovers of animal husbandry?

Why would DoS discriminate against necrophiliac Muslims who get to have sex with a corpse for six hours after death (per fatwa).

14 posted on 08/07/2013 2:37:04 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Olog-hai

There is no end to the stupidity of this evil and perverse Obama central socialist government. To have the gigolo who is now a disgraced Secretary of State endorse international buggery and invite those so engaged to use America as their personal cesspool is not amazing as this regime is the most evil administration in the history of America if not the world.

Since Obamaites have proven that they are the enemies of decency and our society it is perfectly acceptable to work much harder to toss the whole stinking apparatus into the Potomac.

Homosexuals and their quest for the states’ blessings upon their unholy unions show their intent to invade, conquer, mutilate, co-opt, pollute, and bastardize the term ‘marriage’, thereby proving that they are enemies of American society. They need a new word of their own for their filthy couplings. If they don’t realize that they do the work of Satan then they’re very much deluded. Further, if the political sycophants don’t realize that they are as guilty of sin as the sodomists then they are wrong as well.

There are plenty of terms that these evildoers could call what they do, but they wouldn’t like any of them. So, sodomists, get your own term for your connubial evil.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 3:51:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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